Can you clarify some questions I have concerning clearing the past?
[EUT20 #7] Concerning clearing my past, I have some questions:
- After confessing to family and friends, should I be feeling released now, or will I not until I receive a response from them indicating that they forgive me or are not bothered by what I did?
- Should I insist on making restitution for things I broke or stole, or just offer it and leave it up to them?
- In some cases, I do not thing I can track down the person(s) I wronged, unless I hire a private investigator, or someone like that. What should I do in those situations?
It is important to point out that these brothers do not presume to have the answers to our questions. Rather, they are willing to provide a response in fellowship, and to encourage us to personally go to the Lord and consider all these things before Him.